Russia & Vietnam join hands to recycle tyre & rubber waste.
Sagama Vietnam, a joint venture between Vietnam’s Long Long Chemical & Russian firm Tolyatti has started its first tyre recycling production line in Vinh Phuc province.
The plant will be converting post-consumer tyres into rubber flooring for gymnasiums & sporting venues by making use of the ‘eco-friendly’ recycling technology. Sagama Vietnam is planning to open a second such facility in Ho Chi Minh City by the end of 2016.
According to the Russian trade mission in Vietnam the country generates approximately 16 million tonnes of waste each year, 80% of which is municipal waste of which only 10% of the country’s waste rubber is recycled. Although, with the opening of this facility some real dramatic increases in recycling the waste rubber are anticipated in years to come…